I can understand your ire but that does not apply to all of us. Perhaps one of the most regrettable periods of our recent history but we in the BordersWhen you say quislings, is that like the multiple Labour Tory coalitions we have across Scotland now. Red Tories, fucking loads of them, all over the place, everywhere, in bed with their unionist pals. It makes me feel sick.
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However, we in the Borders fought our case and fought it well. We were leafleting in every corner of the Borders with a band of the usual suspects in our local CLP, few in number though they are. Yes, we were supposedly aligned with the Tories and others but we very quickly had to counter the nonsense and lies - yes, lies - coming out from the local Tories themselves and so we ended up delivering our message on our own. We fought to prevent the break-up of the UK, with one of our main planks being the complete shambles that the SNP offered to the Scottish people: not a single proposal was costed. I take it that the SNP completely "forgot" this when they had the temerity to accuse May and her puppets earlier in the week of leading the country blindly over a precipice.
Many of us are not against independence; far from it. But it has to be a lot better than anything offered thus far by its proponents of an SNP persuasion. I think there is an air of inevitability that independence will come sooner rather than later, especially with young people experiencing first-hand the kinds of cock-ups (apologies for the slightly slack but entirely appropriate description) emanating from a Government that has no idea whatsoever of the mood against them that their prolonged, and unjustified, austerity has produced in Scotland. Most of my fellow-CLP members do not want to hear any such talk, regarding it as subversive, but the Labour Party is in no position at this moment to fight a General Election. We do not have a leader that can appeal to enough people outside the Party to make up the required deficit. However, that will not prevent every one of us from opposing Tory Westminster rule or SNP Holyrood rule, whether we be in Europe or no.
A reminder that I voted to remain in Europe but I see this unholy clamour for a second referendum as the potentially greatest threat to democracy that we have experienced in peace time; no other single call has ever threatened the sanctity of these islands as the upholder of democracy - none.